11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Colonel Robert Long

President and Chief Operating Officer. Space Florida

Speaker profile

Robert Long serves as Space Florida’s president and CEO, leading the state’s aerospace finance and development authority to advance the aerospace industry and solidify the state as the premier global and interplanetary capital for aerospace commerce. He is a proven leader with more than 25 years of experience overseeing large organizations across the aerospace spectrum from launch operations and mobility to logistics and spaceport operations. Long has spent his career improving and enhancing the transportation to, from, and in space, managing complex aerospace programs, leveraging innovative technologies to improve both government and private sector outcomes, and developing new business models and operating concepts to create value for the commercial aerospace industry.


Wednesday 06 March


11:20 - 12:10   |   Keynote Theatre

Space launch - is there room for everyone?

Matthew Archer

Missions and Capabilities Director for Launch,
UK Space Agency

Jörn Spurmann

Chief Commercial Officer,
Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA)

Colonel Robert Long

President and Chief Operating Officer,
Space Florida

Paul Cremin, MBE

Head of Spaceflight,
Department for Transport

Colin Macleod

Head of UK Space Regulation,
Civil Aviation Authority

Debbie Strang

Chief Operating Officer,
SaxaVord UK Space Port

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